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Lessons offered by Sierra
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Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
Levels
  • All Levels

Senior Biology major offering tutoring in STEM subjects with 6 years of experience

Methodology

I start off most of my tutoring lessons by assessing where the student is academically as well as where they currently are in the subject they need help in. Often times I start off using what material their teachers have provided to see what areas the student may be lacking understanding in and giving information. I like to put myself in the place of the student, while there may be times that I know how to teach a subject differently, I go based off the way the student is currently learning to avoid confusion. I never want my student to feel like what they don't understand is their fault, rather that they need more time to grasp the concepts. I believe every subject is understandable and that people may need different levels of information to learn a topic.

Background

I am a senior Biology major, Chemistry minor. I will be attending graduate school to pursue my PhD in the natural sciences. I have been tutoring since I was a sophomore in high school. I began tutoring when I was in the national math honors society, as math is one of my favorite subjects. After that I began tutoring for math, biology and chemistry subjects for other student in my high school. I also started tutoring outside of schools including students with autism. I plan to use my PhD to pursue an academic field and teach.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h

Details

For tutoring K-5 I charge $12 an hour, and for grades 6-12 I charge $15.

Lessons offered by Sierra
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
Levels
  • All Levels

Sierra's resume

Education:
Howard University, B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, Class of 2021
Laboratory Experience
Undergraduate Researcher- Howard University Washington, D.C. January 2019- Present
Continuation of Animal Behavior research in Dr. Stacy Farina’s Lab
Currently writing up my research for publication
Spent the fall of 2019 analyzing video footage of female Fantail and Rainbow Darters
Conducting scientific research independently
REU Intern- Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana Summer 2019
Set up an original system to study mating choice in Rainbow and Fantail Darters
Went into the field to capture wild Darters
Trained in fish husbandry
Presented a scientific poster to summarize my research
Biological Laboratory Intern- Food and Drug Administration College Park, MD Summer 2018
Learned to process scientific data and transfer into formal reports
Serotyped Salmonella using the Bio-plex 200 and FDA standard protocol
DNA extraction of E. coli from environmental samples using uFDA extraction kit
Conducted PCR reactions to amplify specific strains of E. coli
Streaking of various bacterias and picking isolated colonies
SEA-Phages Student Researcher- Howard University Washington, DC August 2017- May 2018
Gathered environmental samples and verify whether phages are present by filtering samples
Made 1:10 dilutions using pipettes and microcentrifuge tubes to control the amount of DNA present
Amplified purified phages by performing PCR reactions and picked isolated plaques to conduct spot titer assays
Performed gel electrophoresis to visualize the DNA and how many base pairs there are in the phage



Presentations
Reese SJ, Million KM, Proffitt MR, Response to Visual and Olfactory Stimuli in Darters (Etheostoma) during Mate Choice Trials, Poster presented at the Animal Behavior Conference, March 2020, Bloomington, IN
Reese SJ, Million KM, Proffitt MR, Response to Visual and Olfactory Stimuli in Darters (Etheostoma) during Mate Choice Trials, Oral Presentation at The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, January, 2020, Austin, TX
Million KM, Proffitt MR, Reese SJ, MHC-based Olfactory Signals and Mate Choice in Darters (Etheostoma), Oral Presentation at The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, January, 2020, Austin, TX
Reese SJ, Million KM, Proffitt MR, Are Female Rainbow (Etheostoma caeruleum) and Fantail Darters (Etheostoma flabellare) Making Mate Choices Using MHC-based Olfactory Signals?, Poster session presented at Indiana University Animal Behavior REU, July 2019, Bloomington, IN
Reese SJ, Fernando L, Robinson C, Identifying Sierra the Phage, Poster presented at Howard University Research Week, April, 2018, Washington, DC

Awards and Honors
The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology - conference 2020
Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior - conference 2020
Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior - poster session 2020
Broadening Participation Travel Award - SICB 2020
Leadership Scholarship of Academics - Howard University 2020
Student Registration Support Program - SICB 2020
Animal Behavior Conference REU Travel Award - CISAB 2020

Service Experience
Howard University Day of Service 2017-2019- Team Leader
Guide team of 10 to service location on foot from Howard University
Organize classroom materials such as books, future assignments, and art supplies in preparation for upcoming school year
Thanksgiving For The Homeless 2018 & 2019- Volunteer
Work as a team to help prepare food for serving
Serve food to guests in a timely manner
Organize donations by volunteers to be given out
Resident Assistant 2019- Present
Provided emotional support to residents
Managed floor of suites and side tasks
Managed front desk operation and assisted with residence inquiries




Acquired Skills and Software Proficiency

Microsoft office suite proficiency
Intermediate written and oral Spanish proficiency
Basic Korean competency
Adobe Creative Suite Proficiency
R Studio Proficiency
BORIS Proficiency

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